College Guidance

With the goal of better serving our students and families, the two College Guidance Coordinators have new job descriptions for 2015-16.  The basis of the College Guidance Department rests on three essential pillars: 

  • Be known, available, and approachable to students
  • Be proactive and innovative in all matters
  • Be creative in the development of programs that build on strong relationships

 Mr. Blake Markway, will be the College Guidance Coordinator for the Freshmen and Sophomore students.  Specific tasks for this position include:

  • assisting Freshmen with their high school transition
  • assuring all Freshmen and Sophomores are familiar with Missouri Connections and all begin or update their high school resume
  • leading registration process of course selection for Freshmen and Sophomores
  • coordinating a college field trip for all Sophomores
  • working closely with the Freshman Advisory Program
  • coordinating the Plan and Explore standardized tests
  • overseeing the overall academic progress of all Freshmen and Sophomores
  • building strong relationship with students and their parents to best serve their needs 

Mrs. Darla Strecker will be the College Guidance Coordinators for the Junior and Senior students, divided by the student’s last name.  Specific task for these positions include: 

  • meeting with individual students, starting with a transition meeting of all exiting Sophomores yearly in May
  • assisting students in updating their resumes
  • providing direct college guidance for parents and students to include scholarship information, college information, and interest inventory information
  • overseeing all aspects of the ACT testing
  • overseeing that overall academic progress of all Juniors and Seniors
  • building strong relationships with students and their parents to best serve their needs

Please feel free to contact the College Guidance Coordinators with any questions or help that may be needed.  Working together we can provide the support and services students need to be successful in high school and as they enter college.